Read e-book online 61 Minutes in Munich: The Story of Liverpool FC's First PDF

By Howard Gayle,Simon Hughes

ISBN-10: 1909245399

ISBN-13: 9781909245396

In April 1981, Howard Gayle used to be summoned from the substitutes’ bench and despatched directly to play for Liverpool within the moment leg of a eu Cup semi-final at German champions Bayern Munich.

The past October, by way of filling a similar position at Manchester urban, he turned the 1st black footballer in Liverpool’s 89-year heritage to play in the beginning group level.

Gayle’s Liverpool profession proved to be brief. He might pull at the crimson blouse in simple terms 5 instances in overall, scoring once.

Yet he's remembered as a trailblazer. In sixty one mins in Munich, Gayle takes you inside of his existence: bringing the shutters down on a early life spent among Toxteth and Norris eco-friendly, contrasting components of Liverpool. He information lifestyles at the streets, the racism, the opposite different types of abuse, of which he has simply advised a handful of individuals sooner than, and his ascent from teenage soccer hooligan to a participant with Europe’s best club.

Gayle explains what it used to be prefer to be a black guy with a feeling of lack of confidence within a Liver- pool dressing room on the such a lot profitable aspect within the club’s heritage, a spot the place simply the most powerful survived.

In Munich, Gayle ran Bayern’s defenders ragged and is credited by means of many because the catalyst for Liverpool’s development to the ultimate. And but, through being substituted after sixty one mins at the pitch, he unearths his dismay at by no means being relied on to maintain his cool within the so much annoying of environments.

Gayle takes you to Newcastle, to Birmingham urban, to Sunderland and Blackburn Rovers. he is taking you again his modest domestic within the south finish of Liverpool the place all of it began.

Part social-history, part-autobiography, sixty one mins in Munich is an exposition of existence within the urban of Liverpool in the course of probably the most turbulent sessions in its heritage. mainly it examines how a pioneer like Gayle has been up opposed to it from the instant he was once born.

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